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FREO ARTS CENTRE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER JOB

Posted in art, city of fremantle, employment, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2017

 

Communications Officer Fremantle Arts Centre

Ref. 14_18
Permanent Part Time (30 hours per week)
Hourly range – $29.52 – $35.84 per hour plus superannuation

Fremantle Arts Centre is looking for an energetic, savvy Communications officer for Marketing, Publicity and Communications.

FAC is an ambitious multi-arts organisation committed to developing audiences and supporting artists.

Working with the Communications Coordinator, the officer will support and promote FAC’s high quality visual arts, music, artists’ residencies, courses, events and audience development programs.

The successful applicant will have a passion for the arts, outstanding written communication skills and public relations and/or marketing experience (or similar). We’re looking for a strategic digital and social media guru who can create high quality, engaging content tailored to FAC’s different program areas and respective audiences.

Relevant qualifications or experience is essential.

For more information and to apply for these vacancies please visit our website (ref Career Opportunities) or send your application attention to to PO Box 807, Fremantle WA 6959. Should you require additional information about this position contact Fremantle Arts Centre Communications Coordinator on 9432 9564.  Applications close Wednesday 30 August 2017.

I WAS HERE ON A STRANGE ISLAND

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on July 26, 2017

 

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The Fremantle Arts Centre has two new good and interesting exhibitions on, so make sure to visit!

Ian Strange is based in Perth and New York and shows the world premiere of his latest exhibition ISLAND.

Strange sees the home as a symbol of family, community and safety and approaches it through the metaphor of the desert island, a place of refuge and sovereignty but simultaneously entrapment.

I WAS THERE is a group show by Kate McMillan, Yhonnie Scarce, Alex Seton, Tom Buckland, Wanda Gillespie, and Amy Spiers.

This exhibitions turns conventional history on its head and reflects on the continual remarking of history.

It is a fascinating commentary on history itself and our relationship to the past.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO IS GREAT PLACE FOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Posted in art, cafe, fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 4, 2017

 

morning news at the waves cafe

Fremantle Arts Centre

 

My love for so-called Street Photography is well-known to readers of this blog and my Facebook friends, so here two more street photos I took this morning in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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SUICIDE ART IS NOT FOR CHILDREN

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on July 4, 2017

 

The Fremantle Arts Centre acted swiftly on a complaint by the Liberal Member for Tangney Ben Morton and has put an attendent in front of the controversial suicide exhibit he wrote about in the West Australian today.

There were already signs warning that the video created by artist Roxby Smith is not suitable for children, and barriers now make visitors even more aware that part of the show is challenging.

I commented about this when I reviewed the entire new shows at the FAC a couple of weeks ago.

While I believe art should be challenging instead of being mere decorative, I personally find the suicide video, where an animation of a woman shoots herself in the head multiple times in different street locations, tasteless and not at all helpful to having a serious discussion about mental health and all the reasons why people feel they have no option but to take their own life.

I reluctantly show some screen shots of the video so that those who can’t get to the FAC know what I am talking about.

This is definitely not a video children should be viewing so keep them away from it!

Roel Loopers

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DIVERSE ART AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on June 13, 2017

 

There are some interesting new exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre, so don’t forget to visit!

My favourite one is by one of my favourite Freo artists Marcus Beilby. His photorealistic paintings are outstanding and alone worth the trip to the FAC for.

In the main gallery are four huge screens where Claire Robertson shows Far From Here, the remains of the abandoned mining camp her family lived at and the vast WA outback landscape.

Trevor Bly and Patrick Doherty are just One Street From Happiness with their urban art experimental prints.

Hex Nemesi is the first solo show in WA by Jess Johnson, where the gallery is transformed with wallpaper.

WARP left me wondering where the art is when an animated bikini-clad figure shoots herself in the head in different street locations. For me it was just distasteful.

Anyway, as I always say, art is a very personal experience, so what I like others might not and vice versa.

Roel Loopers

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DELIGHTFUL ABORIGINAL ART MARKET

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on April 9, 2017

There was a lot of interest for the REVEALED Aboriginal art market at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Saturday morning and rightly so, as there were many stunning artworks for sale.

There was a bit of buying frenzy which made a few people forget they were dealing with art as they disrespectfully stepped onto the canvasses that were displayed on the ground to try to find a bargain.

It is overall a lovely and colourful atmosphere though but I wished the music they played on the day was more traditional.

The cafe was pumping out coffee like a factory assembly line, so for them too it was a good day.

I love Aboriginal art and while it was hard to get a good look because of the big crowd it is a great showcase for indigenous art from some of the very remote communities, so I hope it will continue next year.

Roel Loopers

ABORIGINAL ART REVEALED AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on April 4, 2017

The REVEALED art market at the Fremantle Arts Centre last year was just fantastic so I am really looking forward to going there again this coming Saturday between 10am and 5 pm.

You can also go to the Aboriginal Artists in Conversation on Friday from 10-12 am and to the official opening that night from 6.30 pm.

As you can see above Aboriginal artists from all over WA will be offering their great work for sale.

Roel Loopers

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TOUGH TITTIES AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in culture, fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on April 3, 2017

 

As promised I went to have a look at the ORANGE show in the Fremantle Arts Centre about Osho, Sheila and the Sannyas cult and the hundreds of people dressed in orange in Fremantle in the early 1980s.

It is more a historic show than an art exhibition, but it is very interesting to look at some of the photos and read some of the stories.

But I am far more interested in this coming Saturday’s REVEAL Aboriginal art market at the FAC as it was a great atmosphere last years and nice to catch up with some blackfella brothers and sisters from all over WA.

Roel Loopers

FREE-RANGE LOVE AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle arts centre, religion by freoview on April 2, 2017

Happy hippy days at the Fremantle Arts Centre with the exhibition Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle about all the many lovers of the Indian guru Osho, also known as Bagwan, the leader of the Rajneesh movement and free-range sex who used to roam the streets of Freo, and there are still quite a few of them around.

We’re stepping back in time tonight with the opening of Orange Sannyas in Fremantle! Filled with new multimedia works, the exhibition investigates the legacy of the ‘Orange People’ – one of the most controversial religious movements to arrive in Australia.

I’ll have a look at the exhibition tomorrow and will report a bit more about it.

Roel Loopers

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MATHAS AND FEELS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, culture, fremantle arts centre by freoview on March 26, 2017

Winter is approaching and that means the Sunday concerts at the Fremantle Arts Centre will stop soon, but today it is still on with MATHAS and his intricate lyrics and beats.

He will be joined by the new percussion-electro duo FEELS, so it should be a delightful afternoon in the lovely courtyard.

The cafe, pizza bar and drinks bar are open and so are the galleries.

Roel Loopers

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